Tables for Lindsay
Lindsay asked to see some brightly colored tables. Here's an American 19th-century library table from Laurin Copen Antiques, posted last year. Wouldn't Sister Parish have loved it? She liked freshly painted furniture, she liked cheerful reds, and she often put a glamorous spin on Americana. Those who worked with Sister say she had a knack for taking intense bright colors -- shades like taxicab yellow that frightened most people -- and mixing them with subdued elements so that a room worked as a whole.
Earlier I mentioned that, for me, the red paint here brings out the sculptural quality of the table.
The Jacqui two-drawer console is available in spring-green lacquer through Eboniste.
Another from a past post: decorator Anne Coyle's signature lavender. Photo, Bill Hogan for The Chicago Tribune.
Lorely's Catherine table shown in vermilion lacquer.
Red console available through C. Bell.